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The NWA 8694 Chassignite is for sale from the source!I acquired in 2014 a little 54.8 g stone that turn to the third martian meteorite of this type.The Chassigny meteorite, the type name, fell in Chassigny, Haute Marne, France, on October 3, 1815.
Petrography and classification: (Roger Hewins, Sylvain Pont, Brigitte Zanda, MNHNP) This meteorite is a cumulate dunite with 85% highly fractured olivine, classified as a chassignite. sort by
Comparative texture with the NWA2737 and the new meteorite-Mar Chizé aquitaine. nwa2737a.JPG, nwa2737b.JPG
This weighs 7.02 grams and measures 31.7 mm by 21.4 mm by 8.8 mm thick. All measurements taken at widest point.
From The Meteoritical Bulletin No. 90
Northwest Africa 2737
Found in 2000 in Morocco
Martian meteorite (chassignite)
History: In August 2000, meteorite collectors discovered a stone fragmented into nine pieces (308 g, 128 g, 74 g, 47 g, 38 g, 6.4 g, 3.3 g, 2.0 g, and 4.3 g for a total mass of 611 g ) in the western part of the Sahara. Petrography and Geochemistry: (P. Beck, Ph.Gillet, B. Reynard, B. van de Moortele, ENSL, JA Barrat, M. Bohn, I. Cotton, UBO) Olivine (Fo78.2-79.1; Mn / Fe = 0.018; ~ 89.6 vol%), chromite (4.6 vol%), low-Ca pyroxene (En78.5Wo2.7Fs18.8 to En76.6Wo3.2Fs20.2), high-Ca pyroxenes (En73.5Wo8.0Fs18.5 to En64.0Wo22.1Fs13.9; Mn / Fe 0.030 [total of low- and high-Ca pyroxene ~ 4.1 vol%]), and sanidine glass (~ 1.6 vol%) with traces of apatite. The texture is that of a cumulate dominated by mm-size anhedral to subhedral olivine crystals, sometimes poikilitically enclosed in augite (En54.6Wo32.8Fs12.6 to En46.7Wo44.1Fs9.2). Oxygen isotopes: (I. Franchi, R. Greenwood, OR) d170 = 2.40, d18O = 4.02,? 170 = 0.315; d170 = 2.30, d18O = 3.85,? 17O = 0.295 (all ‰, n = 2). Furthermore, NWA 2737 displays trace element abundances similar to Chassigny. For example, its REE pattern resembles that of Chassigny but with a more pronounced LREE enrichment.
Bottom right Texture Meteorite Chizé of Mars corresponding to the Metéorite NWA 2737 Martian meteorite (chassignite)